Sure, the jobs number lined up with expectations and the market didn't really budge on the big number. But let's take a close look at these figures and see why it's getting a little too hot in here.
If by the end of 2023 inflation is around 2.6% and unemployment is around 3.8%, then I'd hardly call this period a failure.
Let's tackle the big question: Is inflation, and possibly the economy, too, reaching a peak? We're seeing some possible signs of slowing -- but they could be other, harmless shifts under the surface. Here's my take.
On Thursday, there was certainly not as broad-based a run for the exits as the market headline numbers suggest.
The inversion that we saw this week is only the beginning -- an ever more aggressive Fed results in an ever more inverted curve.
Would the Fed cause a recession to restore price stability? Let's tackle that question and many others after the FOMC meeting.
Here's why job growth is still relevant -- despite the attack on Ukraine -- and what it could mean for rate hikes and wages.
Was Russia's attack upon a Ukrainian nuclear power plant shockingly reckless or shockingly calculated?
The big concern is that there is no way to know how much damage Putin is willing to create to accomplish his goal of seizing Ukraine.
It was a solid, though volatile week for U.S. stocks.